The condition of the stomach is determined by an individual's daily food intake. There are various stomach problems that come along with unhealthy diet. Indigestion is one problem that many people, even infants, commonly suffer. Even when one has a healthy stomach, there are times that the amount of food being eaten cannot be handled. This sometimes causes indigestion problems.
People often ignore this sudden fatigue in their stomach. It is often a misconception that this condition is not serious. However, when one suffers from indigestion, some gas is present in the stomach that results in discomfort. It may be classified as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Other problems that result from IBS are constipation and diarrhea.
In this case, indigestion is something that one should not take for granted. It can become one of the causes of the development of other chronic diseases. It brings out some serious risks like heartburn and esophagus irritation. It can also create toxicity in the human body. Indigestion is often associated with sour or upset stomach. It is commonly caused by acids in the stomach. The mucus that protects the lining of the stomach does not extend to the esophagus, which makes it unable to function properly. This case leads the stomach acid to run back into the esophagus resulting in irritation. Every one—young and old alike, even pregnant women or newborns, can experience indigestion. Some indigestion problems are harmless. However, there are some that will not be relieved at once even if an enema is applied. Enema is one of the natural treatments in curing digestion problems.
To help people find relief for the problem, it is best if the symptoms are easily identified. Indigestion symptoms can be recognized easily in adults, but can be hard to see in an infant or a newborn. A person suffering from this kind of fatigue can experience these following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Gas in the form of belching
- Upset stomach
- Appetite loss
- Weight loss
- Acid reflux or acidic taste after eating
- Slow digestion
Usually experiencing indigestion symptoms doesn’t last for a long time. The symptoms can be given relief by over the counter medicines and enema treatments. Still, people should be mindful that these symptoms may lead to chronic pain or may become more frequent and more serious. In this event, consulting a professional should be the first option.
To easily recognize an indigestion problem, it is helpful to know what causes this condition.
- Swallowing large chunks of food
- Excessive smoking and alcohol drinking
- Eating fast
- Drinking too much water while eating
- Fatty foods
- Some medicines or drugs
Though indigestion problems may not be life threatening, it is important still to give attention to them. So once the symptoms are recognized, all necessary actions should be taken.